Tour de Suisse Notes: What Are Peter Sagan's Odds of Challenging For Green at the Tour de France?
Breaking down what we can take from Peter Sagan's recent performance at the Tour de Suisse while the race is overcome with heat, COVID, and abandons
The Tour de Suisse was besieged by abandons overnight due to the extreme heat sweeping the European continent and a rash of COVID cases that has seen the entire Jumbo-Visma and Ineos’ Adam Yates leave the race. While Jumbo didn’t have any Tour contenders at the race, it isn’t currently clear how this will affect their Tour de France start list due to the large number of potential domestiques they had on the Suisse roster. However, I have to imagine that if Adam Yates’s case is symptomatic, Ineos has certainly lost one of its key Tour GC leaders since a respiratory illness of any sort this close to a grand tour spells disaster for a rider.
As we wait for the picture to clear on this front, as well as for the GC battle to heat up on Friday, let’s take a look at Peter Sagan’s impressive win on stage 3, his struggles on stage 4, and examine if he has a chance at giving Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel any competition in the Points Jersey (aka the Green Jersey) battle at the upcoming Tour de France.
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